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Citation

Hyer K, Brown LM. Am. J. Nurs. 2008; 108(11): 60-68.

Affiliation

School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA. khyer@cas.usf.edu

Copyright

(Copyright © 2008, American Nurses Association, Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)

DOI

10.1097/01.NAJ.0000339101.39986.85

PMID

18946269

Abstract

A person may suffer debilitating anxiety and other physical and psychological symptoms without recognizing that they're a response to a traumatic event. And older adults in particular may be reluctant to admit to experiencing such symptoms. The Impact of Event Scale--Revised (IES-R) is an easy-to-administer questionnaire used to evaluate the degree of distress a patient feels in response to trauma. It provides a structured way for a patient to communicate distress when she or he may not have the words to do so. For a free online video showing nurses using the IES-R with an older patient, go to http://links.lww.com/A316.


Language: en

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